Cindra M. Dowd is a 1987 graduate of Duke University. She earned her law school degree from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Dowd served as a law clerk for The Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Dowd is a member of the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section, the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association (former) where she served as its President from 2001-2002, the Boyd-Graves Conference and formerly she was a member of the James Kent American Inn of Court. Cindra Dowd has been a frequent author and lecturer on various commercial and other litigation practice areas. Her publications and lectures include:
- Author: “Bankruptcy and Debt Collection”, How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 1993; Civil Litigation, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar, 1994 and 1995;
- Contributing Author: “Liens and Credit Issues,” Advanced Real Estate Law in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996; Real Estate Closings and Transactions, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar, 1997;
- Author: “Damages, Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Virginia”, 1997; Author: “Technology in the Discovery Process” and “Organizing Document Production from Discovery Efforts,” Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 2001;
- Author: “Bankruptcy Issues Related to Mortgage Foreclosures,” Virginia Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues, National Business Institute, Inc., 2002.
Ms. Dowd has experience in a broad range of litigation, including sexual harassment, whistleblower protection, toxic torts, personal injury, nursing home negligence and abuse, birth injury, and child lead poisoning.
$3.2 Million Overtime Lawsuit Settlement: Ms. Dowd served as co-lead counsel representing over 900 Norfolk Police Officers for overtime issues in the case of Winingear, et al v. City of Norfolk wherein settlement was reached for *$3.2 million.
*Please understand that all cases are different and the results of one case cannot be used as an indication of what our firm may obtain for a similar case.